The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is here to help – with trusted resources, a strong business network, and a support system to keep your business and the region moving forward
We are passionate about our work and committed to identifying your needs and delivering meaningful solutions to the business challenges that you face. We offer a creative suite of value-driven programs and services that help businesses work more strategically and efficiently. Here is a summary of some of our most popular benefits.
Marketing & Exposure
Membership in the North Central Massachusetts Chamber is a powerful way to showcase and grow your business. Our marketing channels have proven to be a significant asset to members who leverage the reach of our connections in building awareness of their products and services.
Advocacy & Government Relations
Whether it’s testifying at the State House, engaging with elected officials, developing programs to support members or hosting forums, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has long been the best champion for local businesses throughout the region.
Networking & Connections
Need additional business contacts? The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce has a variety of networking opportunities to help you and your business connect with other businesses in the region to exchange ideas, develop business relationships and increase your professional network.
Talent Recruitment & Development
The Chamber operates the largest locally focused jobs board in North Central Massachusetts. There is no cost for members to post their jobs opportunities on this popular jobs portal. The Chamber also hosts jobs fairs, provides scholarships and organizes other talent development initiatives.
Loans & Technical Assistance
The North Central Massachusetts Chamber’s economic development arm works in partnership with local banks, credit unions, chambers of commerce and area nonprofits to support emerging microenterprises, small businesses, and community projects with loans and business assistance.
Need health insurance for you and your employees? The Chamber is an insurance intermediary and can help your small business with your health and dental insurance needs. We partner with every major carrier in the state allowing for multiple plans with varying deductibles & co-insurance levels.
Looking for data or high-quality research on the region? The North Central Massachusetts Chamber is a thought leader and actively conducts high quality research to help inform members and support our work around economic development. The research ranges from surveys to economic studies of the region.
Are you a restaurant or merchant looking for more customers? The Chamber has a gift card program to help bring customers through your door.
Growing the economy is our top priority! The North Central Massachusetts Chamber serves as the lead regional economic development organization for the twenty-seven communities that comprise North Central Massachusetts. The Chamber acts as a connector, facilitator, thought leader and partner.
The Chamber is a strong champion of local manufacturing, advocating and supporting the industry in multiple ways. The Chamber has an energy program that helps reduce costs for participating manufacturers, publishes a Manufacturing Directory, supports workforce efforts for the industry and hosts a Manufacturing Roundtable to share best practices. The Chamber also provides Certificates of Origin, Certificates of Free Sales and Notarizations at no cost to members.
Need professional meeting space? The North Central Massachusetts Chamber offers high quality meeting space that can be rented by members at a discounted rate.
Looking to expand your horizons and stay up to date on business practices? The Chamber organizes numerous information packed meetings, seminars, issue forums and workshops. These timely sessions are specifically designed to strengthen your management effectiveness and your company’s profitability.
Committees & Taskforces
Looking to position your company as a business leader? How about heightening awareness of your business and enhancing your public profile? Chamber members can get involved with our committees to build connections, raise their professional profile and affect community change.
Members receive special pricing on Chamber events, advertising, meeting space, complimentary job postings and more. We also offer a member to member discount program to encourage members to support each other by offering a discount.
Need to engage a new target market? This year Chamber events will attract more than over 10,000 attendees and more than 1,200 business people will read each edition of the Chamber’s newsletter. Chamber members maintain top-of-mind awareness for their products and services by sponsoring one of our highly promoted business events.
Chamber membership identifies your business as a leader in the community. When you join the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce you are joining a nationally recognized chamber. The chamber is also nationally accredited, one of only a handful in the state. The accreditation is confirmation of our organizational integrity, and dedication to rigid standards of quality business programs and professional service to our members. Research shows that a Chamber membership can improve positive perceptions of the business which will help to increase success. A national study done by the Shapiro Group found that when someone knows a business is a member of its local chamber of commerce, they were 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. In addition, 59% of consumers polled believed being active in your chamber is an effective business strategy.
News & Information
Looking for local business news? We keep you informed with our timely and fast-reading communications. As a member, you receive a subscription to our quarterly print newsletter, the Chamber Report, mailed right to your office. You also receive our monthly electronic newsletter and periodic updates from us via email. We even produce a podcast series and several specialty publications. Through the Chamber’s communications, you will have access to helpful resources, market trends, business news, management techniques and timely information on the people and issues affecting our communities in North Central Massachusetts.
Education, job training, transportation, arts and culture and diversity are just a few of the community issues being addressed by the Chamber to enhance the quality of life in North Central Massachusetts. Working collectively through the Chamber, we tackle the tough issues and strengthen partnerships among neighbors, schools, small business owners and community leaders.
The Chamber’s tourism arm, Visit North Central Massachusetts, is the official destination marketing organization for North Central Massachusetts. We market the region to visitors and groups through our Visitors Guide and multi-faceted marketing efforts. We also operate the Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center on Route 2 in Lancaster. This affiliation provides additional value to members’ investment and access to resources that improves business success.
We love to help celebrate our member’s successes and share their story! Whether you are hosting a ribbon cutting, a groundbreaking ceremony or celebrating a grand opening, the Chamber has options to help you celebrate and get your message out to the business community.
These are just some of the benefits of membership in the Chamber. The Chamber is constantly evolving and adding new programs, benefits and resources to help our members succeed and our communities prosper.
We invite you to make this valuable investment in your business and in the North Central Massachusetts region. When your organization is a member of the Chamber, every employee also has access to the many opportunities we offer. If you are ready to get started, then click here to join our membership. Or, to read more about the benefits of Chamber membership then click here. To connect with a membership representative, click here.